Fifth Third Chief Investment Strategist Jeff Korzenik joined "Wake up With Cheddar" anchor Jill Wagner to talk about the seeming disconnect between the stock market and protests. There is no disconnect in Fifth Third's view - criminal justice reform, making sure all Americans have opportunities to prosper and contribute, is good for business.
By Greg D. Carmichael | Chairman, President and CEO at Fifth Third Bank
Let me be perfectly clear: at Fifth Third, racism and discrimination in any form is not tolerated.
These last few months have been difficult for our customers, difficult for us personally and professionally, and difficult for our community members. Like many of you, I’ve been disturbed and deeply saddened by the inequities that have been highlighted during the pandemic and in recent incidents across the country. Let me be perfectly clear: at Fifth Third, racism and discrimination in any form is not tolerated.
From the frontlines of healthcare to small businesses and big cities, Fifth Third has seen so many of our customers and partners rise to the challenge as we fight COVID-19. We have been very inspired by many of their stories, and very proud to serve them as they work hard to serve others.
Here are some of their amazing stories, told by our dedicated Fifth Third Bank team members:
The economic fallout from COVID-19 has been swift as many reel from faltering paychecks and falling investments. Add to that an increased concern for health and safety, and it’s easy to see why consumers today are, well, uneasy.
All this uncertainty can lead people to commit money blunders they wouldn’t commonly make. However, at a time when there are so many things outside of our control, it’s more important than ever to zone in on those within our control and avoid making unnecessary financial mistakes. Here are six areas where you should maintain your guard.
Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund receives funds to support immediate needs
JACKSONVILLE – The Fifth Third Foundation today announced a $25,000 philanthropic commitment to help address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Northeast Florida. The funds from the Fifth Third Foundation are pledged to The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and directed to Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund to help meet the immediate needs of individuals in the community.
In the wake of COVID-19, we have seen thousands of Americans band together to perform altruistic acts of selflessness to help those in need. Unfortunately, the pandemic has also brought with it quite a few negative outcomes. Besides our health worries, one additional adverse impact has been the occurrence of scams related to the pandemic, and unfortunately, they are on the rise.
Expands availability of NextJob toolkit, offers Operation HOPE financial recovery services to help those impacted by COVID-19
CINCINNATI, May 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today announced it is making its NextJob Job Seekers Toolkit available to the public through January 2021. It also is offering Operation HOPE’s financial coaching services to individuals and small businesses. These two programs are among the Bank’s efforts to assist those who are seeking jobs, either temporarily or permanently, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to assist people with understanding and overseeing their finances.
CINCINNATI, May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bank, National Association announced today that it has secured more than $5.5 billion in funding approval for more than 31,000 businesses through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. These loans have the potential to support up to 555,000 jobs.